New program celebrates Bengali literature in Toronto

As a Bengali parent in Toronto, more and more we read English, speak in English, think in English, scream in English, even dream in English! While this is, in some ways, a necessity and how things evolve, Toronto’s Bengali Community also wants our progeny to know something about our own culture and language. To that […]

In My Opinion: World community has a responsibility to protect Rohingya

The international community, including Canada, has a responsibility to protect ethnic minorities in the face of genocide. Today, that means protecting the Rohingya in Myanmar. In 2005, all UN member states endorsed the idea that sovereignty entails a responsibility to protect all populations from mass atrocity crimes and human rights violations. Where a state fails […]

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

In My Opinion: Canada 150 is an opportunity to improve

Canada Day was full of reasons to celebrate, from the East York Canada Day parade, to the music festival in Woodbine Park, to the many neighbourhood and backyard parties across our community. I began my morning at an early citizenship ceremony in East York, welcoming 30 new citizens. Their excitement at becoming members of our […]